This is a Competion, but not who or what you think.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Alright, I am not going to lie, I am a tad bit jealous. I have struggled for nearly 2 months to lose 4.2 pounds, my friend on the other hand, who just started, managed to do that in one week. One week!

I took it with good stride. I congratulated her, she deserved it, but in the back of my head I kind of wanted to hit her with my car. She of course, is nearly 10 years younger and only has to work half as hard as I do.

Just saying that made me feel old.

I am more motivated this week, giving myself stricter calorie limits and working out more. I am not going to let myself feel bad about how long it took me to lose what I did, I still lost it. I AM proud of her, it is not a competition, at least not with her, or anyone else.

It is not even a competition with the weight. It is a competition with negative self thoughts, or rather myself in general. The battle will be long. The battle will be hard, but I WILL win. In fact, every day I keep trying I already win.

Motivational quote for today:
“If you hear a voice within you say, you cannot paint, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”
― Vincent van Gogh
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    Sometimes we lose the battle but win the war. You will win the war. Negative thought's are so hard to silence but you can do it.
    2685 days ago
    "It is not even a competition with the weight. It is a competition with negative self thoughts, or rather myself in general." Thank you for writing this! I have been comparing myself to others and fully engaged in the "why not me?!" mindset. Your reminder that it is negative self talk and a futile competition with myself is much appreciated. Thank you!
    2685 days ago
  • MOM23JS
    I quit weighing myself other than about once a year when I go to the doctor -- since I started running 2 years ago I have lost less than 4 pounds total but I am down 5 clothing sizes... who cares about that number on the box... I would rather see the number on the tag in my jeans :)
    2685 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    Wow, you definitely got it. I compete with that negative all the time
    2685 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9543726
    I know what you mean. That's the hardest part of Spark for me, watching people zoom through the pounds, while I struggle to lose 2 per month. Even when I was morbidly obese, I struggled to lose a pound per week max. Sigh. I know, now, the benefits of losing slowly, and i don't regret it anymore, but it IS hard to reign in that jealousy.
    2686 days ago
    The last time I lost weight I did it with a friend. She lost 150 pounds in 12 months and I lost 75 pounds in 14. We ate a lot of our meals together so I was very jealous. Everyone is different. It's unfair to yourself to compare your weight loss to anyone else's. I lose weight very slowly and it sounds like you do too. Don't punish yourself for that. Be happy with your progress. You're doing great!!
    2686 days ago
    You've got this. The previous poster is right...in the first few weeks it's much easier to lose. Pretty soon, she'll be battling the head games too. You've got the attitude that it takes to get there. Keep it up!!
    2686 days ago
    Keep in mind that the first couple of weeks on a diet see higher losses because of the water weight coming off. Her losses will slow down to something closer to what you are losing.

    Also, you are losing however slowly. Take that as a win.
    2686 days ago
  • LADYJ6942
    Ah just gotta love competition. I'm not competitive either, cough cough, I keep it to myself, in my head but I love to compete and push myself to go harder/faster then those beside me.

    Love your attitude, you are on the right track and she'll slow down sooner or later.
    2686 days ago
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